Kane gets special message after spin-o-rama

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Kane gets special message after spin-o-rama

Patrick Kane said he heard from plenty of friends after his spin-o-rama assist on Marian Hossas goal on Tuesday night. But the biggest came from former Blackhawks great and current ambassador Denis Savard.

Kane wouldnt divulge what Savard said but it meant a lot to him.

It was definitely pretty special. Savys the one who created that move, he said. Sometimes you dont realize what the plays going to develop into. That highlights been in a lot of places.

When coach Joel Quenneville was asked if Savard ever put that spin-o-rama on him during his playing days, the former defenseman said, he might have tried it.

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The Blackhawks will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night on Saturday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Lawson Frank, a 13-year-old from Geneva who is battling the rare childhood cancer Rhabdomyosarcoma, will perform the ceremonial puck drop before the game.

With the Blackhawks playing three games in four days, beginning Friday with the Carolina Hurricanes, Quenneville said Ray Emery will likely start one of them.

The Blackhawks edged the Ducks in hits on Tuesday night, 25-22.

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Jonathan Marchessault's hat trick leads Panthers rout of Blackhawks

Jonathan Marchessault's hat trick leads Panthers rout of Blackhawks

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Marchessault scored his first career hat trick, James Reimer stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Florida Panthers routed the Chicago Blackhawks 7-0 on Saturday night.

Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and three assists, and Aleksander Barkov added a goal and two assists for Florida. Reilly Smith and Nick Bjugstad also scored to give the Panthers their largest margin of victory since an 8-0 win over Toronto on Feb. 5, 2008.

Marchessault had two goals in a 3-1 win over Arizona on Thursday. He has nine goals over his last nine games and leads the Panthers with 28.

Corey Crawford stopped 21 shots for the Blackhawks before being lifted at 4:59 of the third for Scott Darling, who allowed three goals on six shots.

Already leading 3-0, the Panthers poured in four goals in the third.